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High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo)

Date of Birth: between 1969 and 1971
Place of Birth: Okerenkoko, Warri


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Boko Haram declares war

In support of Jonathan High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (‘Tompolo’) finds his power growing daily...

One source said Tompolo had backed the award of the Kurutie Land project to El Markem Ventures his preferred bidder; the former Minister for the Niger Delta Ufot Ekaette had initially awarded the contract to a rival company...

Chief Mike Johnny complains that Tompolo and his set get the most lucrative contracts in the Gbaramatu kingdom the heartland of the Ijaw the Delta’s largest minority group...

Ijaw elders opted to award the Bomadi Foreshore Protection contract to another favoured Tompolo company...


A fight for the President’s base

Kuku’s appointment was welcomed by High Chief Government Ekpemupolo aka Tompolo the most prominent MEND leader in the Delta in the absence of Henry Okah who is on trial in South Africa on arms-trafficking charges...


The war against the amnesty

Attacking Tompolo’s base In May last year Gbaramatu town near Warri in neighbouring Bayelsa suffered an unprecedented military onslaught against the base of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo)...

Tompolo a commander of the loose network called the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) was also selling arms internationally and helped local politicians and shipping companies to negotiate ransoms with kidnappers...

Gbaramatu was seen as the heartland of Ijaw nationalism and Tompolo was poised to install his own candidate as its Paramount Chief...

Tompolo officially part of the amnesty programme for former fighters pursues his business interests...

‘He cannot come to this camp to recruit anybody’ Sango Anthony formerly of Deadly Underdog Camp Delta State but now of Tompolo Camp told Nigeria’s Daily Trust on 6 December...

Another former fighter in Tompolo Camp Emmanuel Amazen backed the amnesty but wants the federal government to fulfil all its promises to communities that ‘are still in tatters’...

Togo who is one of Tompolo’s former lieutenants complains that the militant top dog is eating all the scraps thrown from the government’s table...

On 11 November Tompolo met Togo and other former comrades including Shoot-at-Sight Young Shall Grow and Egbema with Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan as an observer...


General John Togo and all his enemies

He completed his secondary education and during the Itsekiri/Ijaw war he fought under High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) for the armed irredentists of the Federated Niger Delta Ijaw Communities...

When the Itsekiri-Ijaw war ended Togo left Tompolo and with one ‘Ati’ formed a gang of sea pirates and kidnappers preying on poor traders and fisherfolk along the western Delta’s waterways and creeks...

This carnage in his area angered Tompolo whose fighters tried several times to kill Ati...

In revenge Ati raided Oporozoa where Tompolo and his boys were camped killing more than a dozen of them before himself being killed while trying to get away...

Togo increased his piratical activities along the waterways despite Tompolo’s efforts...


All the President's militias

These include High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) Ateke Tom Prince Farah Ipalibo (Dagogo Farah) and Victor Ben Ebikabowei (Boyloaf)(AC Vol 51 No 21)...


Jonathan’s Delta blues

Some militants are angry that some of the rebel old guard have done much better financially under the amnesty especially High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo)...


The gangs of Port Harcourt

Only a few MEND leaders profit much from the amnesty – High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo) Prince Farah Ipalibo (‘Dagogo Farah’) and Victor Ben Ebikabowei (‘Boyloaf’ see Box)...


Ready for change in the Niger Delta

High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo): In May 2009 the former MEND commander in Bayelsa State was the target of a Joint Task Force operation that left scores of people dead and drove thousands of refugees from the Gbaramatu area...


Political spills

But militant leaders such as High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) Prince Farah Ipalibo (Dagogo Farah) and Victor Ben Ebikabowei (Boyloaf) are getting paid much more - and that stirs resentment...


Abuja buys a Delta amnesty

One of MEND's key leaders High Chief Government Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) drew most of his foot soldiers from Delta State from the well established Federated Niger Delta Ijaw Communities organisation...

It is the acceptance of the plan by MEND's key leaders - including Tompolo Farah and Boyloaf - that gives it some credibility...


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